Do Not Politicise Corruption – MACC
MELAKA, May 28 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has urged the people against politicising corruption by going to the media or blogs with their allegations before lodging reports with the MACC as the next general election draws near.
MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed said today that going by experience, the MACC would get many reports of corruption when the election season sets in. Many of these reports and information would be politically motivated, he told reporters after delivering a talk on integrity in the service in conjunction with the 750th anniversary of Melaka’s founding, here.
Abu Kassim said a characteristic of politicising corruption was the act of going to the media or blogs first and then lodging a report with the MACC.
“This makes it difficult for us to gather evidence. Once the allegations are highlighted (in the media), the crucial witnesses and evidence would go missing before the MACC begins its probe,” he said.